Dr. Bobby Jones Comes to Gospel Music Channel
DR. BOBBY JONES COMES TO THE GOSPEL MUSIC CHANNEL:
AMBASSADOR OF GOSPEL TO HOST NEW WEEKLY GMC SERIES
ATLANTA, GA – Feb. 12, 2008 – Dr. Bobby Jones, the man who helped revolutionalize gospel music as a creator, producer, director and performer, will bring his explosive and colorful personality to the Gospel Music Channel television network in a new original series Bobby Jones Next Generation, it was announced today by Gospel Music Channel vice chairman Brad Siegel.Bobby Jones Next Generation will be seen Sunday nights at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT with the series premiere slated forJune 1.
Dr. Bobby Jones Next Generation will be an hour-long emerging artist showcase of musical performances and interviews with up-and-coming performers.Gospel Music Channel, Atlanta-based Kingdom Come Productions and Dr. Jones will produce the new series together. Dr. Jones will work with GMC in writing, recruiting talent, and promoting the series.GMC will initially produce 10 episodes of the series with an option to produce additional episodes. Dr. Jones will share hosting duties with a co-host to be named shortly.
"Dr. Bobby Jones is unquestionably one of the most popular and influential performers and producers in gospel music and the Gospel Music Channel is honored to have him join our network family.He has helped showcase so many of today's top artists and this is a perfect program for GMC as we are committed to bringing our viewers the ‘next generation' of Gospel/Christian stars," commented Siegel.
"I am delighted that Gospel Music Channel has asked me to help them create this new series.I look forward to exposing a younger audience to exciting artists, both the veterans and the newcomers.As I do with all my other endeavors, I plan to immerse myself in the new show, and I hope that it will be uplifting, joyous and meaningful for GMC viewers," said Dr. Jones.
Dr. Jones has dominated Sunday programming as the host and executive producer of Bobby Jones Gospel, seen on BET since 1980. In addition to Bobby Jones Gospel, he is also the producer of Video Gospel, which debuted on BET in 1989, the first national television outlet for gospel videos. He is the host of the Bobby Jones Countdown, which has excelled in the radio syndication industry and can be heard in major cities throughout the country. Dr. Jones is a recipient of a GRAMMY Award, a Dove Award, a NAACP Image Award and multiple Stellar Awards.
Download of the Week